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Nothing turns hearts to the car's avicionados just like the Monterey Car Week. In August, lovers of rare models, exotic and concept cars to northern California for world premier auto exhibitions
Anchoring of the week is The Pebble Beach Concours d 'Elegance which started in 1950, features Tour d' Elegance, a slow moving museum of vintage cars parading along the Monterey Peninsula Famous 17- Mile Drive. It's also The Quail: A Motorsport Collection in nearby Carmel, which started its engines in 2003 and debuted by several superb cars. This year's revelations were Lamborhini Huracán SVJ and the Bugatti Divo and concept cars
The final of the Concours d 'Elegance is of course the competition between different classes of classic cars, including Prewar Preservation, which contains cars that have never been restored and the post war sports class, which shows famous racecars.
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Alpha Car: Best of Show at 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d 'Elegance was a 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta .
There were also more high profile auctions during the Monterey Car Week – which brought in more than $ 360 million in total sales. At RM Sotheby's one of the most sought after cars in the world, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold the third ever built for a record $ 48.4 million . (It deserved the previous auction record in August 2014 when another 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO went for $ 38.1 million.) And at Gooding & amp; Co., and 1935 Duesenberg SSJ once belonged to actor Gary Cooper put a record for an American car at auction, which sells for $ 22 million.
Record Breaker: This 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for 48.4 million dollar, the highest price ever paid for a car at auction .
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Roadster Warriors: A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Spyder California takes a starving in 2018 Tour d 'Elegance.
The slow pace: A 1928 The Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 S WC leads a Bentley 8-liter Vanden Plas Tourer in the 2018 Tour d & # 39; Elegance.
Two for Way: A 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl "Food Léger" Special Sport & # 39; Roadster along the Tour d & # 39; Elegance course. After a two year restoration, this 1937 Cadillac Series 90 Hartmann Cabriolet with a Swiss body and a 16-cylinder engine.  Copyright © Kimball Studios / Courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours Elegance
Large Caddy: , debuted at Pebble Beach and won first in the class in the American Classic Open category. & Nbsp; The car is 22 meters long and was originally purchased by a Swiss playboy. & nbsp; Matches to a King: A 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental, originally built for the royal family of Jodhpur, hit the heads of the Motor Cars of the Raj category on Pebble Beach and was awarded first in class.
White Lightning: This 1929 Mercedes-Benz 710 SS Barker Tourer Race Car was awarded First in Class in the Prewar Preservation category, which means it has not been restored in almost 90
This 1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Town Limousine was among the top three finalists of the Best of Show at 2018 Concours d. 19659033. It was a Doozy: 19659006. Elegance.
On a Rolls: The Rolls-Royce Prewar category was won by this 1938 Phantom III James Young Drophead Coupé.
In the Ferrari Competition category, the First in Class was awarded this 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Scaglietti Spyder.
In the Ferrari Competition category, the first in class was awarded this 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Scaglietti Spyder.
The Force Was With It: In the newly created Tucker class at the Concours d' Elegance was a 1948 Tucker 48 Sedan, owned by George Lucas,
Bella Figura: What does this 1970 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Scaglietti 2 Door Coupe make so special is that it never has been restored. The car was named first in the post-war class. Unlike a traditional Ferrari, Dino (named after Enzo Ferrari son) does not have a progressive horse logo brand just saying "Dino." Copyright © Kimball Studios / Courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours d 'Elegance
Le Mans Legend: In 1966, three Ford GT40s came in first, second and third in 24 Hours of Le Mans. This 1966 Mark IIB Coupe placed third and was auctioned at RM Sotheby during the weekend and sold for $ 9.8 million.
Star Power: A 1935 Duesenberg SSJ roadster once owned by Gary Cooper set up a record for an American car at auction sales for $ 22 million.
Auction Hero: A 1963 Aston Martin DP215 almost put a record for the brand that sold for $ 21.5 million at RM Sotheby's.
Green Machine: Lamborhini Aventador SVJ was unveiled on The Quail. It has a 6 , 5 liter V12 engine, has a capacity of 760 hp and only 63 will be produced in honor of the year. Lamborghini was founded.